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Weekly Wins
Great projects, initiatives and successes are happening in Riverside everyday; highlights for this week:


 Arlanza Garden Proves to Be Fertile Ground for Riverside


Fox Theater Foundation Helps Connect Community with Performing Arts


Riverside Public Utilities Programs Receive Statewide Honors 


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Economic Development News
City of Riverside, California
Office of Economic Development
April 16, 2013 
Riverside is being recognized worldwide for its forward looking, cutting-edge approaches to economic development, education, sustainability and technology. Discover the possibilities within this City of Arts & Innovation.
Riverside Selected as the Finish Line Location for the 2013 FIREBALL RUN

Riverside has been selected as the Official Finish Line for the 2013 FIREBALL RUN Adventurally and its Race to Recover America's Missing Children.


FIREBALL RUN is the 'Most Epic Adventurally in America®' - a gripping and emotional eight day, 2500 mile, life-sized trivia game, where America serves as the game board. Forty driving teams compete for glory, bragging rights and a plastic road sign, all the while aiding in a massive effort to recover America's missing children. 


"FIREBALL RUN is less about itself than it is about the unique places we adventure to, and the inspiring people we meet along the way." said the Executive Producer J. Sanchez. (Read more...)

Matthew Barth Recognized as April 'Innovation Honoree' 

In an effort to promote and applaud Riverside's increasingly innovative economy, the City of Riverside showcases members of the community that have helped shaped the city's technology landscape. On April 9th, City Council recognized Matthew Barth, Director of the Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT), as the April Mayor's Innovation Honoree. 

Professor Barth's research focuses on applying engineering system concepts and automation technology to Transportation Systems, and in particular how it relates to energy and air quality issues. His current research interests include Intelligent Transportation Systems, Transportation/ Emissions Modeling, Vehicle Activity Analysis, and Advanced Sensing and Control. (Read more...)
TEDx Event at UCR to Consider "Invisible Influences"
TEDxUCR organizers, from left, Brandon Chechile, Zoe Thompson, Russell Cohen Hoffing, Sarah Santiago, and Philip Vieira.

On April 27, 2013 TEDxUCR will be using a new salon format that will bring together 100 people and four speakers to actively discuss "Invisible Influences: What are the hidden forces that shape our lives, our community and our world?"


"The mission of TED is to create connections between people and ideas, and with this salon event, we took that literally," said organizer Elliott Kruse, co-president of TEDxUCR and a graduate student in the University of California, Riverside's psychology department. "We wanted to explore all the things going on in the world that you don't see, but are affecting you and changing you." 


The Salon event is open to the public and will be at The Barn from 5:45 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Seating is limited to 100 people and the last TEDxUCR event sold out, so Kruse recommends buying tickets in advance.


TEDxUCR is supported by grants from UCR's Associated Students Programs Board, the Department of Psychology and the Office of Research and Economic Development. (Read more...)

We invite you to celebrate the achievements and continued progress of this City of Arts & Innovation. Please contact the Office of Economic Development for more information.


Scott C. Barber

City Manager
City of Riverside